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Mas Fuerte – The Recap

Mas Fuerte - The Recap

By Led Black (@Led_Black) The good folks at Presidente Beer and Boiler Room TV threw a truly epic bash to celebrate the launch of Más Fuerte, a short film by Sean Frank that looks at the Dominican sound system vans and the exchange of music, culture and traditions between Santo Domingo and NYC. The event […]


Uptown Video: Meet Ami Vega

Uptown Video: Meet Ami Vega

Ami V has been on the cutting edge of nail art for quite some time. Washington Heights’ own Ami V boasts a client’s list that includes The Gap, Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue among many others. Shout out to People en Español for this really cool video on Ami and her artistry. They nailed it […]


Mood Music: Audubon – Initiation

Mood Music: Audubon – Initiation

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The Fix: Audubon – Risky Business

The Fix: Audubon – Risky Business

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The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves | The Atlantic

The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves | The Atlantic

Dr. James Marion Sims is considered the father of modern gynecology. Until this week, his statue stood solemnly on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. The thing is that he obtained his knowledge by experimenting on enslaved Black women. Without anesthesia, may I add, because he believed that Black people did not feel pain. The painting […]


Vibrant Opposition at BP’s Inwood Rezoning Hearing | City Limits

Vibrant Opposition at BP’s Inwood Rezoning Hearing | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew On Tuesday night, residents packed the auditorium of IS. 218 for Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s hearing on the de Blasio administration’s proposed Inwood rezoning, with most testifiers speaking passionately against the proposal. The Inwood rezoning is the fifth rezoning sponsored by the de Blasio administration to move through the multi-stage public […]


The Fix: A$AP Rocky – A$AP Forever

The Fix: A$AP Rocky - A$AP Forever

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The Fix: Melii – Icey

The Fix: Melii - Icey

Uptown is talking about Melii. The Harlem native is bringing that raw heat and the world is starting to take notice. So get familiar with Melii because she is just getting started.


Mood Music: Dave Dar – New York is Red Hot

Mood Music: Dave Dar – New York is Red Hot

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The Fix: Ron Renaissance – Mama Vuela

The Fix: Ron Renaissance - Mama Vuela

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“This is personal for me” | Manhattan Times

“This is personal for me” | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Sherry Mazzocchi Video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully It was not just any Sunday stroll. U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat took elected officials and community members on a walking tour this Sun., Mar. 18th of vacant lots where he said that the city could build 100 percent affordable housing. The Congressman’s […]


Netflix Love: Roxanne Roxanne

Netflix Love: Roxanne Roxanne

Yes, yes, y’all and you don’t stop! Netflix is not playing. It is an absolute must that you check out the Roxanne Shanté Biopic, Roxanne Roxanne when it drops Friday, March 23rd. The film deftly tells the story of pioneering female emcee, Roxanne Shanté and takes you behind the bright lights and the stardom. Brought […]


04/13/18: Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

04/13/18:  Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, with United Palace of Cultural Arts, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz, reading from his debut children’s picture book, Islandborn. In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, and all the kids are excited—except Lola. […]


The Rise and Fall of Rich Porter

The Rise and Fall of Rich Porter

Seth Ferranti of Ozy wrote a fascinating article on the rise and eventual demise of Harlem kingpin Rich Porter. Back in the early 90’s Rich Porter was one of the most famous and extravagant drug dealers in the game. He ran with the even more famous Alberto “Alpo” Martinez. That was until Rich’s little brother, […]


Harlem Nights: The Work of Khalik Allah

Harlem Nights: The Work of Khalik Allah

Richard Brody of The New Yorker penned an excellent piece on the work of the phenomenal filmmaker/photographer Khalik Allah. Mr. Brody delves into Allah’s “Camera Ministry” and the obvious love he has for the folks he photographs. You see, Khalik Allah’s subjects are mainly the drug addicted and homeless people who congregate at the corner […]


Spread Love: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

Spread Love: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

Listen up folks, you have until February 18 to catch X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation at the Theatre at St. Clement’s. This magnificent show vividly brings to life the assassination of the late great Malcolm X. We cannot say this enough, you need to see this show ASAP. Beautifully written by Marcus Gardley, […]


Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

The mirage of the singer’s soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at home By Jeff MacGregor That voice! Those apple cheeks! Arms wide, head back, he radiates joy, even in antique black and white. That beautiful soprano flying high, talent and presence and just enough ham to sell it all. And it was […]


The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

The Fix: Bodega Bamz – Diddy Bop

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Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Congress: You have the power to help Puerto Rico

Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Congress: You have the power to help Puerto Rico

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Mood Music: Chazmere – Simple Things

Mood Music: Chazmere - Simple Things

The one and only Chazmere is back people. Simple Things is the first visual from Chazmere’s superb 4th album, •FELT•. Check out the project ASAP. You can thank us later. Remember, if we don’t support our art who will?


Spread Love: Cuentos

Spread Love: Cuentos

Gentrification is transforming New York City and beyond, one neighborhood at a time. The pernicious process converts vibrant and diverse communities into sterile and generic places that only people of means can afford to live in. Our beloved Uptown is not immune to gentrification. Djali Brown-Cepeda deftly tackles the gentrification that is destroying the very […]


Uptown Video: Imam of Harlem – On Being Black & Muslim in America

Uptown Video: Imam of Harlem - On Being Black & Muslim in America

For over twenty years, Imam Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid has ran Harlem’s Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (MIB); and for twenty years he has provided a religious sanctuary for its predominantly African-American congregation, who have increasingly felt the weight of being both Muslim and black in America. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography, a dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ, an electric violinist and digital scenery. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. Thursday, December 14 Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm United Palace, 4140 […]


#InstagramUptown: Spread Your Wings & Fly

#InstagramUptown: Spread Your Wings & Fly

A post shared by DavidNY (@david_ny914) on Nov 13, 2017 at 10:58am PST We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.

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